Renowned as a tough groundcover, happy in poor dry soils and great
for covering banks, walls, boulders and retaining walls or as a
garden edging, Grevillea gaudichaudi is as carefree as it's
It will spread over quite
an area up to 3 metres so it's ideal for planting
at the top of a wall where it can cascade down. It's also wonderful
for low maintenance but attractive plantings, where its low spreading
form can be utilised as a contrast to bold shrubs. In such situations
Grevillea gaudichaudi combines well with the bushy, beautiful
and always in flower Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'.
For drama, plant Grevillea
gaudichaudi as a surrounding to the dramatic, treelike Aloe
bainesii. It also looks good with bold native plants
bronze flaxes (Phormium) such as 'Merlot', dark and dramatic
Cordyline 'Purple Tower' or the large leafed and full-of-character
shrub Griselinia lucida.
gaudichaudi with stronger growing kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos)
such as 'Royal Cheer' and 'Bush Gold' creates a bold and distinctive
look in a garden.
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